Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Yes, I’m late posting today. But it’s New Year’s Day, and I slept in! Now, I have the Rose Parade on the television as I start my new day and new year.

Last night, we celebrated the start of 2009 with some dear friends and attended a fireworks display in Marina Del Rey to usher in the year. The only problem was that the area was socked in by a marine layer--which means very thick fog along the Pacific Coast. We saw a dinner cruise ship sail by. At midnight, we heard lots and lots of fireworks, and the fog glowed alternately red, blue, green, white... but see any typical fireworks lights in the sky? Nope!

It had a certain surreal feel to it. And the thing is, it was definitely memorable. I’ll always remember the beginning of 2009 as my foggy adventure.

What did you do that was memorable to welcome 2009?

And have a wonderful, prosperous (no more economic crises!) and healthy New Year!

--Linda

5 comments:

Camille Minichino said...

Nothing as spectacular as a fog bank (!) but good friends, an impromptu game of charades, and a new year arrives ... I hope it will be good for all our readers.

Janie Emaus said...

Hi,
I ushered in the New Year with my husband, snuggled up in bed. We made our own fireworks.

Happy New Year to everyone.

Janie

Linda O. Johnston said...

Friends and games are a great way to start the year, Camille. And I agree with your wishes for our readers.

Hey, I like your style, Janie!

The Rose Parade is over so I'm about to start my new year right, by writing! Or editing, at least.

--Linda

Betty Hechtman said...

My New Year's Eve was pretty dull, but my son and his girlfriend walked along the floats lined up for the Rose Parade. He said it was very cool.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Some of those floats looked pretty spectacular on TV, Betty. What a great and memorable thing for your son and his girlfriend to do!
--Linda